SUPPLIER newsMarch 2007
Univenture Inc., a manufacturer of multimedia packaging solutions and media storage and mailing products, announced the promotions of Jim Geers to director of sales and Johanna Espinosa to marketing director.
Smith RPM, a manufacturer of web offset press dampening and blanket cleaning systems, announced that its majority shareholder, Evello AB of Sweden, has purchased all outsanding shares of Grafiskt Team, a manufacturer of spray dampening and blanket cleaning systems. The three companies will form an alliance for the joint marketing, manufacturing and technical support of graphic arts products worldwide.
Océ Business Services has increased its participation in the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Mailpiece Quality Control (MQC) training and certification program to enable clients to reduce postal costs and improve delivery. With a goal to have more than 90 percent of its field personnel and management staff certified, the company already has trained 88 percent of its senior-level managers.
Presstek Inc. has hired Todd Chambers, who is now responsible for directing Press- tek’s worldwide marketing in his role as chief marketing officer.
Komori Corp., of Tokyo, is the recipient of the 2007 Industry Award of NAPL, given during the NAPL Top Management Conference held March 7-11. The award is bestowed annually to a graphic arts manufacturer or supplier in recognition of contributions to the industry. Separately, Dr. J. Page Crouch, alumni professor emeritus of graphic communications at Clemson University, received NAPL’s 2007 Technical Leadership Award.
As an extension of its systemservice36plus program, Heidelberg is now providing three years of full service coverage on UV systems and chilling components built with strategic partners IST Metz GmbH and technotrans AG. The systems are primarily available on Heidelberg’s Speedmaster CD and XL models, as well as some SM presses.
MAN Roland’s new online resource for pressroom parts and consumables—www.manrolanddirect.com—has exceeded $1 million in sales. The site gives users 24/7 access to an inventory of more than 100,000 spare parts and consumable components for sheetfed or web printers.
CC1 Inc. has expanded its operations with the appointment of Roger Mattila as executive vice president of sales and marketing for web printing auxiliary equipment, and Jatinder Sappal as an application engineer/project manager responsible for interfacing with customers and OEMs.
Mohawk Fine Papers has named Richard Schielke its national printer business development manager. He will develop value-added strategies and programs to assist commercial printers in growing their businesses.
Böwe Bell + Howell is replacing its existing customer relationship management (CRM) solution with mySAP from SAP AG in order to help drive process efficiencies and improve customer service.